As promised, periodically I will be posting articles relevant to the ECLECTICALLY BLACK COMMUNITY.
This is the 20th anniversary of Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Wall Street Project. Additionally, Rev. Jackson has spent over 50 years of his adult life as an activist dedicated to the self-liberation of Black people. As I have reiterated, he is one of my personal heroes. We find ourselves, as Black people, facing perilous times - as the result of following propagandistic media hype that passed as news, we lost a stellar opportunity to elect a presidential candidate that would have continued to expand programs and policies that would have enhanced our quality of life.
We now, instead, have a megalomaniac in office - who has no compunction about jeopardizing the lives, health, welfare and sanity of this country. It has a direct impact on us and cannot be taken lightly. I have made it known that I would not give T-Rump free publicity. The only time his name is mentioned is in the context of what it is e need to know or be doing for our own information and empowerment. Too much time was spent on giving him free publicity by writing up all the "shocking" things he said or did - all part of his hype. This served to work in his favor and against us.
Voices like Rev. Jackson and others who tried to give us a head's up were largely overridden by sensationalistic headlines, who dominated the media without posting the real truth - information cogent to what the consequences would be if he was able to carry out his "promises," were squelched by editors bent on selling papers as opposed to informing or warning their readership.
Hindsight is always 20-20, isn't it? We are not in reactionary mode - which is just where T-rump wants us to be. Reacting to everything he says or does. And, while we are doing that, keeping everyone off balance, protesting, an freaking out, we are much too off balance to fully deal with what must be done going forward to prevent him from taking our country down the toilet.
Whenever possible, I will be posting guest articles that are proactive about the T-rump administration. There is no ONE way to stop this onslaught - but there is ONE thing that we all should realize by now and that it is that it will take the concerted efforts of all of us to resist and reverse the madness and chaos we find ourselves confronted with today.
This is Rev. Jackson's Commentary, followed by the information and link to registering for his upcoming 20th Anniversary RainbowPUSH Wall Street Project which takes place in New York City, February 15-17.